Township of Ross, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.01]
The provisions of this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Ross Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance."
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.02]
This chapter is established for the purpose of assuring sites suitable for building purposes and human habitation; to provide for the harmonious development of the Township in accordance with the Comprehensive Development Plan; for the coordination of existing development with proposed development within the Township; and for adequate open spaces, proper traffic flow, recreation, light and air, and proper distribution of population, thereby creating conditions favorable to the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the citizens.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.03]
Hereafter, no activity covered by these regulations shall be permitted; no land shall be subdivided, no land shall be developed nor improvements to land laid out, constructed, opened or dedicated for public use or travel, or for the common use of occupants of buildings or properties abutting thereon, except in strict accordance with the requirements and procedures of this chapter.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.04]
The Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27] and other applicable ordinances and regulations of the Township are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.05]
Whenever there is a difference between the minimum standards specified herein and those included in other Township ordinances and regulations or regulations of the commonwealth, the more stringent requirements shall apply.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.06]
The layout or arrangement of the subdivision or land development shall conform to the Comprehensive Plan and to any regulations or maps adopted In furtherance thereof including, but not limited to, the Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.07]
Hereafter, no lot in a subdivision may be sold; no permit to erect any building upon land in a subdivision may be issued; no cuts, grading or filling permitted; no street, walkway, curbs, gutters, street lights, fire hydrants, shade trees, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water line or other improvements as may be required shall be constructed, until the improvements required herein have been constructed or guaranteed in accordance with Part 3.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.08]
Hereafter, except as provided in this chapter, any plat of any subdivision, street or development of land not approved by the Planning Commission or Board of Commissioners in accordance with the provisions and procedures as set forth herein shall be null and void.
[Ord. 1166, 8/27/1973, § 1161.09; as amended by Ord. 1726, 10/14/1991, § 22-109]
1. 
From the time an application for approval of a plat, whether preliminary of final, is duly filed as provided in this chapter, and while such application is pending approval or disapproval, no change or amendment of the zoning, subdivision or other governing ordinance or plan shall affect the decision on such application adversely to the applicant and the applicant shall be entitled to a decision in accordance with the provisions of the governing ordinances or plans as they stood at the time the application was duly filed.
2. 
In addition, when a preliminary application has been duly approved, the applicant shall be entitled to final approval in accordance with the terms of the approved preliminary application as hereinafter provided. However, if an application is properly and finally denied, any subsequent application shall be subject to the intervening change in governing regulations.
3. 
When an application for approval of a plat, whether preliminary or final, has been approved or approved subject to conditions acceptable to the applicant, no subsequent change or amendment in the zoning, subdivision or other governing ordinance or plan shall be applied to affect adversely the right of the applicant to commence and to complete any aspect of the approved development in accordance with the terms of such approval within five years from such approval. Where final approval is preceded by preliminary approval, the five-year period shall be counted from the date of the preliminary approval.